Americal Division Patch and History

The item contains a shoulder sleeve insignia enclosed in a protective sleeve and a statistical card with the story of the 23rd Infantry Division in Vietnam. Includes Medal of Honor Winners; Major Combat Operations, A Map of I Corps and major area of operations for the Americal Division; Supporting Units and the Order of Battle. The card is 9"h by 12"w and the patch is of recent manufacture

Product Summary

· Enclosed in a protective sleeve.

· Contains:

                 Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

                 Map of I Corps

                 Division Commanders

                 Major Operations

 

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SKU/Item Number: VMA-23

Americal Division Patch and History in Vietnam

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The division evolved out of Task Force Oregon which was formed to supplement the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force in I Corps.  Task Force Oregon was comprised of the 1st Brigade of the 101st, the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, and the 3rd Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division.  Later the Task Force was joined by the 198th  and the 11th Light Infantry Brigades and reorganized as the Americal Division, with the 101st and 25th Units returning to their divisions.

The primary Area of Operations for the Americal Division was the southern two provinces of I Corps: Quang Ngai and Quang Tin Provinces.  With Operations Wheeler and Wallowa, the Americal began operations in these provinces.  The 198th Light Infantry Brigade began initial operations to secure the area around Chu Lai.  The 196th and 11th began combat operations in the area west of Duc Pho during Operation Muscatine. 

By February, members of the 1st and 6th Infantry Regiments were fighting with Marines around Da Nang as a part of the Allied response to the failed Tet Offensive of 1968.  As members of Task Force Miracle, they battled and severely damaged the 60th Main Force Viet Cong Battalion.

As part of the effort to disrupt NVA operations, Operation Golden Fleece captured thousands of pounds of enemy rice and supported the rice harvest in the Que Son Valley.  The division’s service in Vietnam added the names of such places as Kham Duc, the Que Son Valley, Batangan Peninsula, Hiep Duc, and Hill 102 to the annals of U.S. Army history.  The division departed Vietnam by November of 1971.